I can’t edit on mobile so I just deleted the posts that had my mistakes in them, and I apologize for my wording and attitude coming off as rude. I didn’t intend to upset anyone.
I’ll try to update later, I’m in some rough stuff right now at home so tumblr is not on the front burner but I will try to keep this blog as active as possible.
Anonymous said: The idea that words should always mean what their roots suggest is called an "etymological fallacy" in formal logic terms. The word "bisexual" was created by a straight sexologist in the late 1800's before the idea that gender is not binary was credible, and that gives it a lot of time to have changed its meaning and implications. Saying "bi means two so bisexual means only two sexes" is just as incorrect as saying "pineapple is pine + apple and is therefore an apple that grows on a pine tree."
I wasn’t gonna post on this subject anymore but this was pretty excellent thank you
Anonymous said: Actually, bisexuality is the attraction to your own gender and other gender/s, the bi meaning the two different attractions (your own gender and others), so basically attraction to two /or more/, while pansexuality is more specific, attraction to all genders. I'm attracted to all genders, but identify as bisexual.
hmm I’ve never heard that one
Anonymous said: How do you know if you're bigender vs genderfluid? Some days I feel female, some days I feel male, some days I feel both, but most days I don't feel either.
I think bigender usually means identifying as two (specific? not sure) genders at all times, or possibly fluctuating, whereas genderfluid would be more like a constant-ish change of gender, kinda like a river flow?
Keep in mind, I’m agender, so I’m not the authority on this point.
Anonymous said: I have no idea what the acronyms I sometimes see mean... Like AFAB... Would you mind explaining the acronyms? Thank you, sorry.
AFAB/AMAB and variations of those mean ‘assigned female/male at birth’ so basically if you were born with a vagina the doctor was like it’s a girl! But then you grew up and identified as not a girl but your body was assigned female, ya dig?
Any other acronyms specifically?
(you can credit me on this one)
So, I was in a convenience store I haven’t been to in a while, and the counter guy said “Whoa, you look… I’m not sure if you’re supposed to be a boy or a girl.”
MISSION FUCKING ACCOMPLISHED. Thanks for validating my identity, dude; “Not supposed to be a boy or a girl” is exactly what I’m trying to present. He seemed pretty uncomfortable, so I joked around with him and tried to get him laughing. I guess I’ll just have to get used to this sort of thing. I have the heart of a thousand warriors, and the mind of a Looney Tunes character.
I don’t give two sweet fucks what strangers think of me. But I still can’t help but obsess over what my very supportive and accepting cis-friends “might really think of me”, and I feel like all my insides are going to fall right out of me. Even though my friends are amazing super human beings. My brain is a big stupid sometimes gaaahhh.